A collection of web links about hair conditions, from a variety of dermatology resources.
Although hair is made up of dead cells, it's a crucial part of one's identity. Babies who rub their head and develop a bald strip usually have no health concerns, but their parents may want a derm consult to ease their conscience. Older kids who experience hair loss may have stress-related hair loss-or just tried to give themselves a haircut. These links connect you to many of the hairy problems your patients may ask about.
From the St. Louis Children's Hospital.
Children's hair loss: http://www.americanhairloss.org/children_hair_loss/
From the non-profit American Hair Loss Association.
From Toronto's Hospital for Sick Kids.
First haircut: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_haircut/
A cultural guide from Wikipedia.
Female pattern baldness: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001173.htm
From the Children's Hosptial of Philadelphia.
Gray hair: http://www.riversideonline.com/health_reference/Childrens-Health/AN01324.cfm
From the MayoClinic.com Health Library.
Hair diseases and hair loss: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/hairdiseasesandhairloss.html
Hair loss with cancer: http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/info/cancer/home/hair-loss.htm
From the Cincinnati Children's Hospital.